The police detective assigned to search for Margo after her disappearance. Detective Warren is well-intentioned and inspires Quentin’s trust, but is neither very effective in searching for her nor very helpful when Quentin asks him for guidance in his own search. He encourages Quentin to move on after Margo’s disappearance and trust that Margo will make her own way in the world.
Detective Otis Warren Quotes in Paper Towns
The Paper Towns quotes below are all either spoken by Detective Otis Warren or refer to Detective Otis Warren. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Speak edition of Paper Towns published in 2009.).
Part 2, Chapter 10 Quotes
“Let me give you some advice: let her come home. I mean, at some point, you gotta stop looking up at the sky, or one of these days you’ll look back down and see that you floated away, too.”
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Detective Otis Warren Character Timeline in Paper Towns
The timeline below shows where the character Detective Otis Warren appears in Paper Towns. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 3
...with Margo’s parents and a man he doesn’t recognize, who introduces himself as Detective Otis Warren. Margo’s parents tell Quentin that Margo has run away again; Detective Warren claims this is... (full context)
...the night before, emerges from Quentin’s room. Quentin tells Ben about the visit from Detective Warren and the Spiegelmans, and Ben suggests they discuss the issue further over a game of... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 10